RYRAA = ARRAY
SOYUL = LOUSY
TOLIVE = VIOLET
NNFAIT = INFANT
WHEN COPERNICUS THEORIZED THAT THE EARTH WENT AROUND THE SUN, IT WAS – – –
RRYLOUVOEIANT = REVOLUTIONARY
Happy Tuesday, Jumble friends! It’s hard to believe that a simple fact such as the earth revolving around the sun could be considered blasphemous and wind up getting you labeled a heretic. How far we’ve come!
Hooray for ARRAY because it’s a new clue being featured today. The other three rotated in and out of the lineup back in 2018. VIOLET was used on 11/29 making it the most recent while LOUSY popped up five months earlier on 6/13 making it the oldest. The anagram for LOUSY was the only repeat (5/3/17) making the other three as fresh as new fallen snow. ARRAY was the only word to give me pause this morning in thanks to it’s double A’s and R’s. Using the double letter trick of coupling up the R’s brought it swiftly into view for an almost effortless solve.
The gigantic drawing of concentric circles was the main focus of today’s panel while the dialogue and sentence offered supporting facts to unshroud its mystery. We can deduce that Nicolaus Copernicus is the man on the left and he’s sharing his heliocentric theory with a friend.
Copernicus is widely considered the father of modern astronomy and is best known for his heliocentrism theory. This theory stated that the earth revolved around the sun rather than the earth being the center of attention. He shared his thoughts and manuscripts with other acquaintances and astronomers of his day and published his findings shortly before his death at the age of 70. Decades later, Galileo would be brought before the Inquisition and placed under house arrest for creating math to prove this revolutionary theory.
The cartoon had all the visual appeal of a period piece from the 1500’s. The walls are brick and the arch in the window was a stylish addition. We also see a telescope at the ready to view the night sky as well as a globe (which looks to be “floating” in mid-air) right next to it.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 13-letters. To be honest, I guessed the answer even before writing out the clue letters based upon the dialogue and drawing.
REVOLUTIONARY has been used as a final answer in two instances that I could find. One was on 9/24/15 with the sentence being “The invention of the wheel was – – -” and the other was “George Washington’s military strategies were – – -” on 2/20/12. I’m not knocking the guys who create my favorite puzzle, but rather putting the facts out there for an honest review. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!